St Patrick's College Strathfield

Principal’s Welcome

St Patrick's College, Strathfield was founded in 1928 by the Christian Brothers. We are a Catholic, comprehensive boys’ school in the Edmund Rice Tradition for students in Years 5 to 12.

It is with great pride that we celebrate being part of the St Patrick’s College Strathfield community. St Patrick’s College is a Catholic School educating in the Edmund Rice tradition. The College exists to provide an excellent learning centre for Year 5 to Year 12 boys 

Our prime focus is to promote the safety and wellbeing of young men under our care. We take our responsibilities for child safeguarding extremely seriously and therefore we commit to ensuring that our College has appropriate policies and practices to make it a place that is both safe and inclusive. Central to this, is student voice and agency. Our College’s child safeguarding programs are regularly updated and checked for compliance with regulatory requirements.

We are not just a College with boys in it; we are a College that specifically caters for the learning, spiritual, physical and wellbeing needs of boys. 

We strive to animate our delivery of learning, teaching and wellbeing, as one which is innovative and creative, underpinned by contemporary and relevant pedagogy. 

Our College motto, Luceat Lux Vestra which means Let Your Light Shine, perfectly describes what we want each one of our students to do in his time here. We want the young men of St Patrick’s to use their gifts and to have their unique talents shine. 

With Blessed Edmund Rice as our model in faith, we encourage students to grow into the fullness of their humanity in an educational environment where they feel welcomed, accepted, and valued. We aspire that each member of our community is faithful to the four touchstones: Liberating EducationGospel SpiritualityInclusive Community and Justice and Solidarity. As a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Tradition, known as the Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) network of schools, St Patrick’s College is one of 54 schools1 Early Childhood Centre and 34 Associated schools across Australia 

EREA schools are part of an international network of schools in over 20 countries called Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders. 

We are proud that we are part of a global community that provides support and opportunity to our students and teachers. We welcome you to St Patrick’s College Strathfield and encourage all students, teachers, and visitors to embrace our vision of preparing faithful and inclusive men for a dynamic world! Through this website, you get to know more about why we have a proud reputation for being A Beacon for Boys’ Education.

Dr Vittoria Lavorato